Pork Belly

Pork belly recipes are truly a delightful treat for mealtime.

Anyone can savor the tasty goodness of any dish that uses this meaty portion of the pork. In fact, you can add a variety of seasonings for the recipe. Marinate the pork with the perfect combination of seasoning and other ingredients. Then, make sure you cook the pork until tender and soft. Garnish the dish with slices of lemon and vegetables, and you can definitely create a masterpiece with any pork belly recipe.

Learn more about the great ways to cook pork belly. Here are some recipes for pork that you can try for a satisfying main course.

Pork Belly with Plum and Star Anise Sauce

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Prepare Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

The interesting taste of star anise and plum add a zest to the pork belly. Everyone will enjoy the fabulous taste of this recipe that you can serve with steamed rice.

• Cooking oil, 1/2 cup
• Fennel seeds, 1 tablespoon
• Soy sauce, 2 tablespoons
• Belly portion of pork (off the bone), 2 1/2 kg
• Coriander seeds, 1 tablespoon
• Star anise, 2 pieces
• Root ginger (grated), 1 teaspoon
• Rice plums (stoned and quartered), 3 pieces
• Wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons
• Cinnamon stick, 1 piece
• Brown sugar, 4 tablespoons

1. Preheat the oven to 220C of gas and 240C of fan.
2. Cut the skin of the meat with a crosswise pattern.
3. Put soy sauce and some oil on the pork.
4. In a bowl, crush the seeds and a whole star anise.
5. Rub the mixture on the pork, and reserve at least 1 teaspoon for later use.
6. Put the pork on a rack inside the oven. Roast the meat for half an hour.
7. Reduce the heat to 140C of gas and 160C of fan.
8. Add one cup of water into the tin and cook for another two hours.
9. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a saucepan. Cook the ginger until it turns golden brown, for approximately 2 minutes.
10. Drop in the plums, the reserved mixture of spices, star anise, cinnamon, sugar and the vinegar.
11. Cook the mixture for 15 minutes until it turns thick in texture.
12. Remove the pork from the oven and pour the prepared sauce all over the slices.

Roast pork belly with star anise plum sauce Recipe

Braised Pork Belly with Green Beans

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Prepare Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 3 Hours

With the combination of green beans and pork belly in one dish, you can be sure of the nutritive value and taste of this recipe. You can serve the dish for supper or lunch for a truly hearty meal.

• Soy sauce, 4 tablespoons
• Cider vinegar, 60 ml.
• Honey, 2 tablespoons
• Star anise, 2 pieces
• Chinese five-spice powder, 1 teaspoon
• Sherry, 100ml
• Belly cut of pork (boneless), 1kg
• Pak choi, 250g
• Sesame oil, 1/2 cup
• Cooked rice, 1 cup

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, spices and sherry.
3. Pour the mixture in a baking dish and place the pork along with it.
4. Cover the baking dish with an aluminum foil, and put it inside the preheated oven.
5. Cook the pork for 2 1/2 hours, and add some water before the sauce evaporates.
6. Next, remove the foil and increase the heat of the oven setting to make the pork’s skin crispy. Do this for 30 minutes.
7. Then, steam the pak choi and add some sesame oil.
8. Slice the cooked pork and arrange the pak choi and the pork in a plate. Add the steamed rice and pour the sauce all over.

Chinese braised pork belly with green Bean Recipe

Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Sweetened Shallots

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Prepare Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Hours

This pork belly recipe serve with sweet shallots is definitely one appetizing dish. The dish offers good nutrition and a fabulous taste, making it perfect for your weekly menu.

• Belly of pork, 1 1/2 kg.
• Shallots, 16 pieces
• Cooking oil, 1/2 cup
• Butter, 1 stick

1. Place the pork inside the roasting tray, with the skin facing upward.
2. Cook the belly for 3 1/2 hours in an oven with 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Simmer the shallots in a saucepan and cook for an hour. Drain these and let cool.
4. Cut the shallots lengthwise and peel the skin off, while keeping the root.
5. Heat the butter and oil in a pan. Fry the shallots until golden brown.
6. Serve the pork with the caramelized and sweet shallots.

Slow cooked pork belly with caramelized shallots Recipe

Pork belly is certainly a treat because of the juicy and tasty dish you can make using it. You can try these recipes for a satisfying mealtime. The whole family will surely love these recipes that you can make with ease.

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